Black Russian Terrier Club of Northern New Jersey

New Jersey Regional Club

Black Russian Terrier Club of Northern New Jersey

CODE OF ETHICS
 
The Black Russian Terrier Club of  Northern New Jersey (BRTCNJ) requires its members to adhere to the following guidelines which constitute its Code of Ethics. The Club also requires that members, breeders and stud dog owners not aid or abet the violation of these guidelines by anyone else. This Code details certain practices necessary to implement the objectives of the Club as outlined in Article I, Section 2 of its Constitution.
 
1. I will consider only the betterment of the breed when breeding a bitch or allowing a breeding with my stud dog, being conscientious of controlling and eliminating inherited problems. A breeder and stud dog owner shall plan each breeding with the paramount intention of protecting the breed, and only when the parties involved agree the breeder is in a position and has the knowledge to give proper care to both the bitch and offspring.
 
2. I will not allow a bitch to be bred prior to her reaching twenty-two (22) months of age, nor shall any bitch be bred after her seventh (7)
birthday. A bitch will not be bred more than once in any twelve (12) month period unless she does not whelp a litter, the litter is
stillborn, consists of a single (1) pup, or as part of a veterinarian's recommendation for treatment of pyometra. Any other reason would need to be stated in writing, along with a licensed veterinarian's certification of good health, to be received by the Secretary at least fourteen (14) days prior to the breeding for the Board's approval.
 
3. I will sell a  Black Russian Terrier (BRT) only to a buyer whom I believe to be interested in the protection of the breed and who would agree in writing to provide the highest quality of care for said Black Russian Terrier (BRT), including quality food,water, proper shelter from heat or cold; active companionship, appropriate exercise, socialization and professional veterinary care whenever necessary.
 
4. A BRTCNJ member will sell each Black Russian Terrier (BRT) puppy/adult on a written contract signed by all parties. Said contract shall contain, but is not limited to the provisions as follows:
a. Complete care/feeding instructions.
b. A record of inoculations and worming with a recommended continuation schedule.
c. Provide the buyer with a five (5) generation pedigree on the litter.
d. Furnish a signed AKC registration or transfer form, unless written agreement is made with the buyer that such papers are withheld or are to follow.
e. A provision that ensures that the breeder is contacted whenever an owner can no longer keep a dog at any time in the dog's life and that
the breeder will take back that dog if asked to do so.
f. Stipulate that the buyer have a veterinary check-up within five (5) working days of the sale, (or whatever is applicable in your state of
residence), to determine that the Black Russian Terrier (BRT) is healthy. If the veterinarian determines that the Black Russian Terrier (BRT) is not in good health, the breeder will, upon the Black Russian Terrier's (BRT's) return, refund the purchase price or replace the Black Russian Terrier (BRT).
 
5. I will not knowingly sell or provide a Black Russian Terrier (BRT) for resale, gift or prize or to a broker/agent for resale. I will not engage in the
brokering of puppies, (selling or buying), EXCEPT in a case that would prevent a potential rescue situation. ALL SUCH CASES MUST be documented by letter to the BRTCNJ Secretary.
 
6. I will not sell a puppy/adult who is sick, nor will I ship or deliver to the buyer a puppy less than eight (8) weeks of age.
 
7. I will show good sportsmanship at all times and in all matters relating to Black Russian Terriers (BRTs). I will maintain the highest degree of honesty and integrity. I will not knowingly make a misstatement of fact in any serious discussion of my Black Russian Terriers (BRT) or the Black Russian Terriers (BRT) of any other Black Russian Terrier (BRT)  owner that I might have with persons not qualified to judge the facts for themselves. When advertising my Black Russian Terriers (BRTs) in any media, (magazines, internet websites, mail, email, etc.), I will not make false or misleading statements. I will only use a picture of another owner's Black Russian Terrier (BRT) with the owner's express permission and I will clearly identify that Black Russian Terrier (BRT) and the BRT's owner in the ad.
 
8. I will take back any Black Russian Terrier (BRT) bred/sold by me who has been displaced. If I am unable to do so, I will assist BRTCA Rescue or a regional BRTCNJ club Rescue in the placement of said Black Russian Terrier (BRT). I will reimburse BRTCNJ Rescue for all costs incurred not to exceed $300.00.
 
9. I will require the neutering/spaying of any puppy/adult or sell as pet quality as soon as the dog reaches the appropriate age. The BRTCNJ
Club recommends puppies deemed pet quality be placed with "Limited" Registration; puppies whose quality is questionable should be placed
with "Limited" Registration which is reversible, if appropriate, when said puppy becomes more mature and a better determination of quality can be rendered; show/breeding quality puppies should be placed with either "Full" or "Limited" Registration.
 
10. I will not sell, nor use, a Black Russian Terrier (BRT) for the purpose of attack training, fighting, or any other sport detrimental to the breed and its reputation
 
11. I will not produce more than ten (10) litters in any twenty-four (24) month period per household nor will I permit my stud dog to be used in a program which would exceed ten (10) litters per twenty-four (24) month period per household. I will not purposely evade these guidelines by putting my dogs in the name of friends or other family members.
 
12. I will provide the highest quality care to all Black Russian Terriers (BRTs) that I own, or that are in my possession, for as long as they are in my care including quality food, water, proper shelter from heat or cold; active companionship, appropriate exercise, socialization, and professional veterinary care whenever necessary. I will never abuse, nor knowingly allow abuse of these same Black Russian Terriers (BRTs)
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